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Large Hadron Collider 2008 Onwards Owners’ Workshop Manual by Gemma Lavender (book review).

August 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Large Hadron Collider 2008 Onwards Owners’ Workshop Manual by Gemma Lavender (book review).

You might think the Large Hadron Collider was a new device but, as Gemma Lavender says in her introduction, its roots go back as far as 1949 when the international organisation CERN was formed to share the finance. CERN stands for the Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucéaire Research, essentially research into the atom. Considering […]

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The Private Life Of Elder Things by Adrian Tchaikovsky, Keris McDonald & Adam Gauntlett

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The Private Life Of Elder Things by Adrian Tchaikovsky, Keris McDonald & Adam Gauntlett

When H.P. Lovecraft write his first story, ‘The Call Of Chthulu’ in 1928, he was unaware of what he was unleashing onto the world of literature. His stories about the Old Ones, the Elder Gods, caught the imagination of horror writers the world over. Three are featured in this volume and their stories are the […]

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Degenesis: Black Atlantic by Marko Djurdjevic (book review).

August 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Degenesis: Black Atlantic by Marko Djurdjevic (book review).

‘Degenesis: Black Atlantic’. What we have here is part-book, part-game whicah when combined result in a work of art that would grace a coffee table in the most luxurious of homes. It is a large format full colour 274 page hardback which oozes quality. It even has its own page marker fitted as standard. That’s […]

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We Are Where The Nightmares Go And Other Stories by C. Robert Cargill (book review).

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We Are Where The Nightmares Go And Other Stories by C. Robert Cargill (book review).

I haven’t read a prose collection of horror short stories for a while, so when C. Robert Cargill’s new book was published in mid-June, I picked up a review copy enthusiastically. For those who haven’t heard of him, Cargill is an American horror writer with three novels to his credit, the latest of which, ‘Sea […]

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Comics And Adaptation edited by Benoít Mitaine, David Roche and Isabelle Schmitt-Pitiot (book review).

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Comics And Adaptation edited by Benoít Mitaine, David Roche and Isabelle Schmitt-Pitiot (book review).

There are a few things that you become aware of when you start reading the introduction to ‘Comics And Adaptation’. The first is half the book is devoted to how other fiction is adapted into the comicbook format and most of the examples come from France or Spain so don’t expect the usual suspects. It […]

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Planetside by Michael Mammay (book review).

July 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
Planetside by Michael Mammay (book review).

Set around two millennia in the future in a society of planetary colonisation and terraforming, ‘Planetside’ is Michael Mammay’s debut novel of mystery and conspiracy against the backdrop of a prolonged planetary war. Colonel Butler is pulled out of semi-retirement to investigate the disappearance of a counsellor’s son on Cappa Three, only to find his […]

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Superman: The Coming Of The Supermen by Neal Adams (graphic novel review).

July 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Superman: The Coming Of The Supermen by Neal Adams (graphic novel review).

Anything with the name of ‘Neal Adams’ on it is going to sell in comicbooks. This 2017 graphic novel is a gathering of the previous year’s 6-part ‘Superman: The Coming Of The Supermen’. It should come as no surprise that the three Kryptonians who come to Earth in spacecraft are from Kandor, now full-size, and […]

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Low Chicago: A Wild Cards Novel book 27 edited by George RR Martin (book review).

July 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Low Chicago: A Wild Cards Novel book 27 edited by George RR Martin (book review).

Throughout all the ‘Wild Cards’ books, despite using poker terms for their titles, this is the first time we actually see a poker game taking place. The players include Aces with some Jokers as their supporters in a winner-takes-all game in Chicago. The only problem is that there is some disruption and one of the […]

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Ravencry: The Raven’s Mark book 2 by Ed McDonald (book review).

July 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Ravencry: The Raven’s Mark book 2 by Ed McDonald (book review).

‘Ravencry’ is the sequel to ‘Blackwing’ and therefore Part 2 of the trilogy ‘The Raven’s Mark’. ‘Blackwing’ was and is a stunning and highly readable. It sucks you right into the adventure. ‘Ravencry’ follows on from ‘Blackwing’, so don’t read this is you haven’t read it. Why haven’t you read it? Ed McDonald has a […]

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The Ascendance Of Harley Quinn edited by Shelley E. Barba and Joy M. Perrin (book review).

July 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Ascendance Of Harley Quinn edited by Shelley E. Barba and Joy M. Perrin (book review).

Batman has new villains added to his rogues’ gallery from time to time. Some like Killer Croc and Bane have become more prominent over the years. What was the biggest surprise was Harley Quinn as she came from ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ in 1992 as a character originally intended to pop out of the Joker’s […]

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